2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1124.1 — Penalties; required reports; failure to file; timely and accurate filing
§1124.1. Penalties; required reports; failure to file; timely and accurate filing
A.(1) Whoever fails to file a financial statement required by this Part, except for statements required by R.S. 42:1124, 1124.2, 1124.2.1, and 1124.3, or knowingly and willfully fails to timely file any such statement, or knowingly and willfully fails to disclose or to accurately disclose any information required by this Part shall be assessed a civil penalty pursuant to R.S. 42:1157 for each day until such statement or the required accurate information is filed.
(2) The amount of such penalty shall be one hundred dollars per day for statements required by R.S. 42:1114.
B. Whoever knowingly and willfully files a false report required by this Part, except for statements required by R.S. 42:1124, 1124.2, 1124.2.1, or 1124.3, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars or imprisoned in parish prison for not more than six months, or both. Any prosecution under this Subsection shall be tried before a jury of six persons, all of whom must concur to render a verdict.
C. "Knowingly and willfully" for purposes of this Section means conduct which could have been avoided through the exercise of due diligence.
Acts 1999, No. 2, §1, eff. April 22, 1999; Acts 1999, No. 1349, §2, eff. July 12, 1999; Acts 2008, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2008, No. 472, §1, eff. Jan.1, 2009.
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